Thank you to Heidi for hosting. It is a fun day to be hosting to be sure. Best wishes for a wonderful year, Heidi!
Reading my "Bird on the Brain" poem, inspired by Paul Klee's painting with my little Crazy Bird looking on. A bird on the brain can be one great big pain...!
I spoke to 4 classes of 5th graders at Pinecrest Elementary for The Great American Teachin on 11/16/17 involving Ms. Gould, Ms. Galvin, Ms. Sparks and Ms. Boyle. Pinecrest Elementary is in Lithia, FL, a beautiful, very large elementary school in a rural town. It was lovely!
Love that last line, Levi!
Here's a note and poem by Savannah!
Here's a fun poem by Joleigh!
Nice, Joleigh! Got to get rid of that hair
And a lovely note and poem from Evan!
That's a good ending, Evan!
Next, a poem by Jacob M.
.That's a wonderful poem, Jacob, and what a long-lived dog! I wish every dog would live that long! :)
Thank you for sending a poem about losing a pet, Eric! This poem is by an anonymous poet and can be found HERE
Thank you, also, to Lenis G. for your lovely note!
Thank you, thank you, Lithia Elementary, for welcoming me. I had a wonderful time sharing my poetry with your 5th graders! And to you 5th graders - you know who you are - keep on writing! All the Best, B.J. Lee
B. J. Lee is a children’s author and poet. Her picture book, There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth, is launching with Pelican Publishing on February 15, 2019. She has poems in 25 poetry anthologies published by Little, Brown, Wordsong, BloomsburyUK, National Geographic, Otter-Barry Books, Pomelo Books, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has worked with anthologists Lee Bennett Hopkins, J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt. She has written poems for such children’s magazines as Spider, Highlights and The School Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @bjlee_writer.
Includes my poem "Skateboard Girl"
Includes my poem "The Red Crabs of Christmas Island"
Coming in 2018 National Geographic's book of US: 200 Poems of People, Places, and Passions (edited by J. Patrick Lewis.)
Will include my poem, "Groundhognostication"
Includes my story, "Alice and Snowball"
Includes my poem, "High Dive"
Includes my nominated poem, "Dream Train"
Includes my nominated poem, "The Tortoise's Encounter"
Includes my nominated poem, "The Legend of the Flying Dutchman"
Includes my poem, "A Streetcar Named Happily Ever After"